Professional Development

Professional Development

During the 2015-2016 school year, the District Staff Development Committee articulated its Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles:

ISD 200's District Staff Development Committee works to support and provide differentiated opportunities for continuing professional growth to meet student learning goals.

We will make certain that Professional Development is purposeful and valuable to those participating.

Guiding Principles:
  • Focus on a shared purpose of creating meaningful learning for all
  • Professional growth needs to focus on ultimately benefiting student learning
  • Change is okay (and often necessary for continuous improvement)
  • A continuous feedback loop will inform next steps for staff professional development
Our professional development practices are modeled after Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning.

Help Videos and documents:

PLC Video

  • Intro through norms 0:00 - 3:25
  • PLC questions 3:26-6:22
  • PLC Process 6:23 - 11:03
Unpacking Standards Video (while this uses ELA standards as the example, the process is useful with any content area standards) Resources:

EdWeb: An provider of webinars applicable to all ages and content areas in education.  You can earn CEUs and a link to the archived webinar will be sent to you if you're unable to view the live session.

Corwin: Bi-monthly webinars from leading researchers in education share the most promising trends in student engagement, growth and achievement.  

PD Express: An online solution to house your CEUs for relicensure.  Sign up for in-district professional development and upload CEUs for out of district PD here!

Safe Schools: State mandated training videos available here.

Schoology Groups:
  • Arts - Group code:ZKHRP-N5JJM
  • Business, Tech, Horticulture - Group code: JSWMC-8ZBJ4
  • English Language Arts - Group code: WJFNS-567JK
  • Math - Group code: 9CHHC-ZZ529
  • Physical Education & Health - Group code: X9K24-6RT9T
  • Science - Group code: HRG8P-XJ26X
  • Social Studies - Group code: FJ8VG-CJTC7
  • Gifted and Talented - Group code: K6H5F-XP4GZ